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From Roberto Galoppini <rgalopp...@geek.net>
Subject Re: Tutorial: How to Use the Apache CMS Web Interface
Date Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:32:46 GMT
On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 4:07 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 1:58 AM, J├╝rgen Schmidt
> <jogischmidt@googlemail.com> wrote:
> > On 6/15/12 3:09 PM, Rob Weir wrote:
> >> My first attempt making a video with Camtasia.  Hopefully this will be
> >> useful to someone starting to use the CMS for the first time:
> >>
> >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcDZN3Lu6HA
> >>
> >
> > well done, I love short video tutorials ;-) with a good fresh coffee at
> > hand.
> >
> > Maybe you can share some more experience how you create it, what steps
> > are necessary to trim the video etc.
> >
>
> This was done with a 30-day trial version of Camtasia Studio:
> http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html
>
> It works like a screen capture tool:  You define what area of the
> screen you want to record, what audio device to capture, etc.  After
> recording it has a simple editor to insert titles, transitions, remove
> unnecessary pauses, etc.  Finally, it takes the project, encodes it as
> WMV and automatically uploads it to YouTube.  There is a lot more
> depth to the Camtasia features -- I only scratched the surface -- but
> you can get a lot done with just the basic features.
>

An open source alternative could be CamStudio, it's probably not so
feature-rich, though.

http://camstudio.org/

Roberto


>
> Other than that, the idea is the same as any tutorial, whether given
> live, printed, video, podcast, whatever.  Have a clear idea of what
> you want the user to take away, and break it down into clear steps.
>
> > I can think of many more such short video tutorials describing features
> > in the office.
> >
> > For example many users don't know the concept of styles. So how about a
> > short video explaining style and to create and use one. Or edit/change
> > an existing one...
> >
>
> Another idea would be a set of short videos examining each of the new
> features in AOO 3.4.
>
> > Many many short videos of the same "style", means common intro page
> > pointing to our project + content video + common finish with further
> > info regarding the project or something like that.
> >
>
> Maybe also a common place on Youtube for these.  Right now the videos
> are just in my personal account.  But it would be better,  think, if
> we had an AOO-branded account where such things could live.  This
> would make it easier for the users to find.
>
> Or maybe the way to do this is via common tagging?
>
> > It's perfect promotion for our project in several ways. We provide
> > useful tutorials that help our users, we show how easy it can be to join
> > the project and do something useful, we do some good marketing for our
> > project in general...
> >
> >
> > Juergen
> >
> >
>

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